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10th September 1940

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Events On This Day

Convoy off East coast of Scotland attacked twice by bombers but reached its destination.

During night the British Royal Air Force (RAF) secured repeated hits on Potsdam railway station, Berlin. Attacks also made on docks and airframe factory at Bremen, and naval barracks at Wilhelmshaven. Other formations bombed barge concentrations, docks and harbours on French, Belgian and Dutch coasts, gun emplacements at Cap Gris Nez, railway targets at Duisberg and Brussels, and many aerodromes.

German reports stated that Reichstag and many other public buildings had been hit.

Aerodromes and harbours in East Libya and Eritrea bombed by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) Italians made ineffectual raids on Matruh and Khartum.

Daytime Luftwaffe reconnaissance raiders appeared over central London. No bombs dropped, but some fell in Kent, Sussex and East Anglia. Luftwaffe aircraft also reported over a Welsh town. Town on south bank of Thames Estuary attacked.

Delayed-action bomb seriously damaged north-west wing of Buckingham Palace. Night raid on London began at 8.14 p.m. Incendiary bombs started many fires, but only one major one. Damage and casualties less than during preceding night. Large East London maternity hospital hit, as well as hospital in Central district Church in Central London burnt o the ground. Bond St. and Burlington Arcade hit. Two Luftwaffe bombers shot down. Long-range guns on both sides of Straits of Dover resumed shelling in early morning.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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